Archives for June 2011

Blueberry Pie (freezable and delicious)

I have never cared for blueberry pie. In my experience it has always been rather boring and tasteless. That was until I made this recipe (you knew I was going to say that didn’t you?)! Honestly, this is the best blueberry pie I have ever tasted. The great part is that the filling can be […]

Hazelnut Tarragon Vinaigrette (and How to Make Tarragon Vinegar)

This is a rather fancy dressing, in that is uses ingredients we don’t generally have on hand. It’s a little out of the ordinary, which makes it nice for a change of pace. Before you even begin to make this dressing, you’ll need to prepare the tarragon vinegar. So think in advance, since it takes […]

Healthy Fruited Yogurt Dessert with Blueberries and Cherries

Sometimes a light and healthy, no-fuss dessert is in order. I have just the one. Warm summer evenings (or afternoons) are perfect for enjoying this fruity yogurt dessert. Well, actually, just about any time of day would be good. I’d eat if for breakfast! This sweet treat couldn’t be easier to make; five ingredients gently […]

Homemade Air Freshener: Calming and Deodorizing Room Spray

I’ve never been a fan of commercial air fresheners. They smell terrible and are loaded with chemicals. So what should you do when the room needs a little refreshing? The best thing is to open the windows and let in some fresh air! Even when it’s cold, it is a good idea to open the […]

Green Tea Berry Smoothie

Photo by Julia Tikhonova With berries popping up at Farmer’s markets everywhere, smoothie season is also in full swing! Smoothies are so quick to prepare and an easy way to get a lot of nutrition into one small glass. I love them. The following recipe calls for a variety of berries and a cup of […]

Cherish the Ones You Love {Now}

My Dad called me from Australia a few days ago. He told me our neighbor’s daughter had been killed in a car accident. She was my age. A mother. A daughter. A sister. A friend. Her family is devastated. It is hard to believe that my fun childhood friend is gone. Leaving behind those who […]

Becoming a Better Mother: Leaving a Legacy

It is Thought Provoking Thursday and I’ve been thinking a lot about how the future shapes my now. Thinking about the future and what my children might remember about their mother, helps me stay on track. My desire for them to have good memories of their mother is sometimes selfish, I admit. But, building a […]

Gorgonzola and Toasted Walnut Salad

Salad can be so refreshing. It can also be downright boring! It is always nice to find a new and interesting salad combination. Adding nuts and some type of fancy cheese is my default way to spice up a salad. Using a variety of greens, leafy vegetables or herbs is also an excellent way to […]

Warrior Prayers E-book Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Warrior Prayers Giveaway. If you didn’t win, I hope you will consider buying the book. It’s only $5.97 and is sure to make a big impact on your life. Be sure to visit the Warrior Prayers blog for lots of encouragement! And the winner is . . . Diana […]

Warrior Prayers e-book Giveaway!

Prayer changes things. There’s no doubt about it. Even though we understand this to be true, it can often be difficult to know how (or what)  to pray. Praying intentionally for our sons is not always easy. At least not for me. I’d flounder around praying a little here and a little there, and generally […]